the requisite "i've been gone too long" bullet post.

I feel like it's been so long since I've updated that I should just do a bullet-post... so I think I might.

*My slightly significant current devastation is that NOT A SINGLE ONE of my USB ports will recognize ANYTHING that I plug into them. No iPod, no iPhone, no camera... which means no pictures, no new running music, and so on and on. It's been rough, but I think I've reached the point of turning it over to the Geek Squad and letting them have at it.

*I have a job. Is it in publishing/journalism/PR/event planning? Nah. More like administration at Children's Hospital Boston... but I'm a fan so far. Everyone is really nice and the department is super interesting, plus it seems like moving up in the hospital is something they really encourage, which is always good to know. I wouldn't be opposed to working in PR for a hospital, especially one as reputable as Children's. But once the economy's better, publishing would still for sure be my ideal job.

*I graduate Friday, May 7. My parents fly in Thursday, May 6. They, plus my younger brother, plus my aunt, are staying here at our condo. Let the headaches begin. Don't get me wrong... I'm super excited for my whole family to finally get to come to Boston. It may just get a little intense at some times. I have a post or two tumbling around about what we're planning on doing, so I'll have to put that out there soon.

*I am going to start re-training to run several 5 & 10ks, and then another a half-marathin in October... the one that I had to miss last year. I pushed the training way too hard last summer, so slow and steady is the way I'll go this time. I have to get really focused about getting back in the gym consistently. We've been pretty good at getting there at least three times a week, but (before we moved in together) I went 6 or 7 days a week, mainly when I was training. That hardcore these days... I am not. Back into training I go though!

*We saw Shutter Island this weekend and it was really, really good. I also just started reading the book today (yes, even though I know what's going to happen), but Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) is one of my favorite authors and is truly talented at writing for this little thriller genre... so I'm excited to see how the book compares to the film.

*We also went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse, the first time I've been since December 2008 (not that I've been dreaming of it or anything). It was delish times a thousand.

I'm off for now. I'm making Beer-Braised Turkey Kielbasa with egg noodles for supper (mhm Weight Watchers friendly!!) and need to get The Boy in the kitchen. Considering I came home sick from work, I believe I'm just going to direct him through the kitchen.

Later y'all!!


  1. Hey! i found your blog through Kelly's Korner. I'm graudating in May too! It's nice to find blogs of people I can relate to!

  2. Hi, I'm stopping over from Kelly's Korner. Your blog is super cute.

    I had Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight! How funny is that. Aren't those rolls amazing? Yum. :)